Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “Explore…


“Explore, and explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatise yourself, nor accept another’s dogmatism. Why should you renounce your right to traverse the star-lit deserts of truth, for the premature comforts of an acre, house, and barn? Truth also has its roof, and bed, and board. Make yourself necessary to the world, and mankind will give you bread, and if not store of it, yet such as shall not take away your property in all men’s possessions, in all men’s affections, in art, in nature, and in hope.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, circa 1857
Ralph Waldo Emerson, circa 1857

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: “Explore… Sources:

Address to the Literary Societies of Dartmouth College, 1838 / Portrait taken circa 1857 – Southworth and Hawes, George Eastman House Collection – Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ralph_Waldo_Emerson_ca1857.jpg


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